Thursday, October 8, 2009

George Gershwin and Brian Wilson

The big news that was rumored to be coming from Brian Wilson:

In a surprise union of two quintessentially American composers from different eras, one the 1960s mastermind of “Good Vibrations,” the other the Jazz Age creator of Rhapsody in Blue, former Beach Boy Brian Wilson has been authorized by the estate of George Gershwin to complete unfinished songs Gershwin left behind when he died in 1937.

He plans to finish and record at least two such pieces on an album of Gershwin music he hopes to release next year.
It’s no stunt: Wilson’s love of Gershwin and the Rhapsody is well known. Read all about it:

Brian Wilson to finish some George Gershwin songs (Los Angeles Times)

(Thanks, Elaine! Thanks, Rachel!)

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